Eat moderately this Christmas

The Iloilo City Health Office (CHO) advised the public to eat moderately during Christmas parties. “Eating your favorite food is not prohibited, like if you want to eat lechon, but you should eat moderately,” said  Dr. Bernard Caspe, CHO chief. Caspe said persons who were told to avoid food that would trigger hypertension and diabetes […]

Prov’l board okays color-coding, numbering of fishing vessels

By: Gail T. Momblan AN ORDINANCE that will identify fishing vessels through color-coding and numbering sponsored by first district Board Member Valentin Serag was approved at the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) of Iloilo. Provincial Ordinance No. 2017-151 entitled “An ordinance prescribing the color coding and numbering of fishing vessels in the coastal municipalities in the province of […]

Malnutrition rate in Iloilo declines

By: Gail T. Momblan THE Provincial Health Office (PHO) reported a downward trend in malnutrition prevalence rate in the province of Iloilo. At present, the province had reached 3.27 percent malnutrition rate compared to 3.79 percent in 2017, said Dr. Maria Socorro Colmenares-Quiñon, provincial health officer I. Quiñon said the figure indicates that the province addressed […]

BFP-6 stages Fire Olympics 2018

Over 100 fire fighters and scores of fire brigade volunteers from all over Western Visayas competed in the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) Olympics. The two-day event ran from Dec 5 to 6, 2018 at the City Time Square in Gaisano City Center, Benigno Aquino Drive, Mandurriao, Iloilo City. Fire Superintendent Crosbee Gumowang, BFP-6 assistant […]

Gov’t steps up fight vs media killings

By: Gail T. Momblan THE government has committed its full involvement in solving cases of media killings and violence in the Philippines, the Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) said. Undersecretary Jose Joel Sy Egco, PTFoMS Executive Director, said the country improved in the global impunity index for journalists for its relentless efforts in the fight […]

Cabatuan town is Iloilo’s best PESO

By: Gail T. Momblan THE municipality of Cabatuan was hailed as the best Provincial Employment Services Office for 2017. Cabatuan bested 11 other nominees – Alimodian; Balasan; Barotac Nuevo; Barotac Viejo; Conception; Igbaras; Oton; Santa Barbara; Tubngan; and the component city of Passi. The municipality of Oton placed second while Barotac Viejo landed in third spot. […]

Sta. Barbara river irrigation to benefit 1K farmers

By Gail T. Momblan SOME 1, 266 farmers will benefit from the rehabilitation and improvement of Sta. Barbara River Irrigation System (SBRIS). The rehabilitation is expected to boost rice productivity of farmer beneficiaries specifically improve the average cropping intensity from 162 to 200 percent; increase irrigated area from 2,239 to 2, 289 hectares during wet […]

PhilHealth-6 stands with management amid ‘mafia’ issue

By: Gail T. Momblan STATE social health insurer Philippine Health Insurance Corporation’s (PhilHealth) regional officers expressed their support for the current management, which is confronted with the so-called “mafia” issue. The “mafia” includes officers who are under investigation for different violations of civil service rules and pertinent laws. Dr. Roy Ferrer, PhilHealth acting president and Chief […]